Update (10:55 PM): Where is Clarence when we need him? The Clarion-Ledger reported tonight that City Attorney Monica Joiner recused herself from this case because she is engaged to Aaron Allen.
A white former JPD officer sued the city of Jackson and Chief Lee Vance for racial discrimination in U.S. District Court on June 24. The complaint states:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Update (10:55 PM): Where is Clarence when we need him? The Clarion-Ledger reported tonight that City Attorney Monica Joiner recused herself from this case because she is engaged to Aaron Allen.
Andre Kennedy filed a motion to reduce his bond in Hinds County Circuit Court yesterday. Kennedy and his accomplice Edwin "Guttalife" Robinson (allegedly) kidnapped and robbed a doctor from his Ridgewood home early on a Saturday morning, May 16, 2015. Robinson did not survive his life of crime as the victim managed to get his hands on a pistol and kill him.
It is a little known fact that William Faulkner, the most famous Mississippi bard, once played quarterback for Oxford High School, a tall task for someone who stood 5 feet, 5 inches short. This was long before face masks, and Faulkner, history tells us, suffered a broken nose. History tells us a lot more. Wrote Faulkner, ever so accurately : “The past is never dead. It's not even past.”
He was spot-on. We always should heed the past before considering the future, and that's important to keep in mind as we head into the 2016 college football season.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is attempting to knock charter schools out of business in Mississippi. It sued Governor Phil Bryant, Jackson Public School District, and the Mississippi Department of Education in Hinds County Court recently as it seeks to block the funding of three charter schools in Jackson. The SPLC is apparently waging a lawfare campaign against charter schools in Mississippi and other states. SPLC attorney Will Bardwell whines to anyone who will listen that SPLC is not against charter schools per se, just their funding in Mississippi. Uh-huh. The SPLC fight against charter schools in New Orleans gives the game plan away.
Bennie Thompson just can't seem to tell the truth about Donald Trump and Clarion-Ledger reporter Jimmie Gates just can't seem to report the truth as well. The Donald visited Jackson last week. The Bolton Congressman and our favorite fraudster, Derrick Johnson, did not exactly roll out a welcome mat for Mr. Trump during the press conference they held during his visit:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Jackson City Council met today to discuss a sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed against Mayor Tony Yarber and the city of Jackson. All city council members except Kenneth Stokes attended the meeting. Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Marshand Crisler represented the Yarber administration. Some highlights of the meeting are:
JPD fired officer Darryl Stasher a few weeks ago for trying to talk an underage girl into having sex with him while he was on duty, in uniform, and in his patrol car. The girl videotaped the encounter and posted it on her Facebook page (It is posted below.). However, this incident was not Stasher's first foray into ****ing up. JPD fired Stasher in 2010 but civil service reinstated him. He was also suspended earlier this year.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Spiderman is going to jail. Jonathan Dukes pleaded guilty in Hinds County Circuit Court to one count of armed robbery today. Dukes wore a Spiderman mask while using a gun to rob the Waffle House on Highway 18 in 2014. He will be sentenced next week. The case is assigned to Judge Jeff Weill. The file is posted below.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Let’s get real.
Ignore political ideology for a moment.
Trump came to town. Johnny D went Jim Morrison on a blogger. Football season is about to start but Ole Miss is in the news for the wrong reasons. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's favorite song, Dixie, will no longer be played at Ole Miss football games. Can anything be done to improve the stoplight cycles on Old Canton Road in Fondren? Is Fondren Public still going strong? Check out Goku TV channel on Youtube. Best kept commentary secret in Jackson. It's hip, it's urban, and it's raw. Does Sweet Daddy's have the best gas station bbq in the Jackson area? Consider this an open thread to comment on anything.Click Here to Read More..
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Needless to say, local comedians had a field day with Bracey v. City of Jackson, et al. The lawsuit itself is a disaster for the city regardless of who is telling the truth. Keep in mind the Mayor has not yet defended himself nor has any evidence been presented by either side. However, the lawsuit is what it is and provides a great deal of material for those of a humorous bent as can be seen below.
Hinds County Circuit Judge Bill Gowan sent accused killer Darion Givens back to prison for four years. Givens was recently arrested for armed robbery. Givens was arrested a year ago for murder and was denied bond but was mistakenly turned loose where he allegedly and quickly went back to his life of crime.
Friday, August 26, 2016
A former Deputy City Attorney for the City of Jackson says she was fired in December 2014 because she was white. Lara Gill sued Jackson in U.S. District Court Wednesday for damages suffered caused by her wrongful termination and discrimination.
The city of Jackson issued the following press release:
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Former Jackson employee Kimberly Bracey sued Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber in U.S. District Court today for sexual harassment. The complaint also names the city of Jackson and several John Does as defendants. The complaint is posted below and is um, rather salacious in nature. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan, III. Mrs. Bracey is represented by the law firm of Watson & Norris. Today is going to be a wild one for the Jackson media.
Reverend Jeffery Stallworth will have to take his fight to stop the state takeover of Jackson's airports back to the airwaves after a federal judge kicked his lawsuit out of court. Reverend Stallworth sued Governor Phil Bryant in April to stop the transfer of ownership of Jackson's airports from Jackson to a regional board of commissioners appointed by various officials and governments.
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce estimated that the value of homes flooded last week was over $20 billion. BRAC issued a report last week that provides a preliminary analysis of the damage caused by the catastrophe that took place last week. Some highlights of the two-page report are:
Jackson Ward 2 Councilman Melvin Priester, Jr. made several recommendations about how to fix Jackson's budget problems recently. Most of these suggestions will sound very familiar to JJ readers. Compare Mr. Priester's favorite option to what JJ posted a year ago.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Another domino fell in the Chris Epps scandal today. A federal grand jury indicted Butch Evans for one count of fraud and one count of bribery on July 13, 2016. Evans is a Ridgeland insurance agent. The indictment was unsealed today and alleges the Evans paid kickbacks to Chris Epps in exchange for insurance policies Evans sold to MDOC employees. The case was assigned to Judge Henry Wingate. The indictment states:
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The Jackson Zoo resigned its accreditation with the American Zoological Society last Friday. The AZA confirmed the Zoo's resignation and its website reflects the change.
Update (4:28 PM): The Jackson Zoo issued the following press release:
Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith turned up the heat on Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood last Friday. The D.A. accused the Attorney General of arresting him because two of the A.G.'s prosecutors feared the D.A. was going to seek an indictment against them from a Hinds County grand jury. Mr. Smith was arrested in June on six misdemeanor counts of improperly helping defendants and using a grand jury to intimidate a Circuit Court judge.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following statement:
Secretary of State Dilbert Hosemann fined Morgan Stanley $4.2 million for improper trading by one of its financial advisers and subsequent losses suffered by clients last week. The New York Times picked up the ball and ran with it as it showed a more complete picture of what took place at the local office of Morgan Stanley. The newspaper's quiz revealed an office that was not well-monitored by the company and a "genius" broker who was double dealing with his clients. The New York Times reported:
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Baton Rouge attorney Heather Cross had enough and vented her spleen about the national response to the Louisiana flooding disaster last Wednesday in this letter she posted on Facebook:
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Comment about anything. I will be tied up the rest of the day pulling wet drywall. Approval of comments may be delayed. There are more than a few topics to discuss. New rumblings in the Hinds County District Attorney case yesterday. The budget follies continue. Louisiana flooding woes continue. Football season will be soon upon us. Dak looked pretty good this week. Is anyone else going to run for Mayor of Jackson? Is anyone going to take on the Queen again and what will 2017 mean for Gene? Feel free to comment about any other subject. Fire away.Click Here to Read More..
Friday, August 19, 2016
Mississippi government can't help itself. Democrat Republican Black White Commie Klukker SJW Dittohead male female. It doesn't matter who is in charge, he or she is going to figure out how to rip off everyone else. The Feds came calling, took a look at nearly $30 million in FEMA grants, and suspended the remaining grant payments. Some allegations will be very familiar to anyone who knows anything about Mississippi government:
JPD fired officer Daryl Stasher for propositioning an 17 year-old girl for sex while he was on duty in his patrol car. The girl recorded his encounter with him and posted it on her Facebook page. However, it appears our "victim" might not have thought too clearly about what she was doing. Where have we seen her before?
Thursday, August 18, 2016
A steel-cage, no-referee, WWF-style wrasslin' match has broken out in U.S. District Court between lawyers Chuck McRae and Barry Gilmer. Two lawyers who honestly don't give a care about what anyone else thinks, know how to use every trick in the book, and will use every trick in the book to squash the other side.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Update: Judge Bell postponed the hearing that was scheduled for today.
Embattled Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith asked a Hinds County Court Judge to order the Attorney General to produce sealed transcripts of tape recordings recordings of Ivon Johnson as well as the live bodies of Johnson and Christopher Butler at a hearing scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Special Judge James Bell will preside over the case.
We honored the remarkable life of Mississippi sports legend Bailey Howell this past weekend in a fundraiser for Sunnybrook Children's Home in Ridgeland.
The original idea had been for the event to be a roast. Wiser heads prevailed. I mean, how do you roast Bailey Howell? Answer: You can't, unless you make things up and Bailey's life has been too well-lived to inject fiction.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The Mississippi Board of Education voted unanimously to place the Jackson Public School District on probation. The Board also voted to conduct a full audit of JPS. The audit will take most of the school year to complete. An MDE audit released in June found JPS failed 22 of 32 standards. The audits found many schools were unsafe, lacked licensed teachers, graduated students that did not meet the requirements, and teachers that did not control their classrooms.
The JPS response is posted below and was obtained through a public records request. The Board of Education is discussing the audit and JPS's response. JPS apparently did not ask for a hearing on the audit findings. Follow Kate Royals (Mississippi Today) and Jeff Amy (AP) on Twitter for live coverage.
Moody's lowered Mississippi's ratings outlook to negative although the actual credit rating remained at Aa2. Moody's stated on its website:
The Civil Air Patrol posted these aerial photos of the devastation in Southeast Louisiana. More photos can be found at this website and are geo-tagged. These particular photos cover the areas immediately north of I-12 around O'Neal Lane and Denham Springs.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
The prosecution of Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith took several twists and turns last week. The D.A. tried to get a hearing while the Attorney General tried to prevent attorney Jim Waide from defending Mr. Smith. Attorney General Jim Hood arrested Mr. Smith and charged him with six misdemeanor counts of improperly helping criminal defendants and using a grand jury to pressure a judge.
A large portion of Baton Rouge is literally underwater. Denham Springs, Walker, and surrounding areas are hard hit as well. I-12 is closed in both directions from Airline Highway in Baton Rouge to Covington. Portions of I-10 are closed. Hundreds of motorists are trapped and spent the night on the interstate. The city received over 20 inches of rain and now everything is backing up. Areas that didn't flood in 1983 or during Hurricane Andrew are now flooded. Some gauges are no longer able to give readings as they are underwater. There have been thousands of calls for help as people are trapped by flood waters. AT&T is NOT working down there although Verizon is. Here are some useful links.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
It's raining, you are bored, and you have absolutely nothing to do. Never say JJ doesn't help you in your times of sloth. Here is the proposed 2016-2017 budget for the City of Jackson. All 400+ pages of it. Enjoy and feel free to comment.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Mississippi Department of Homeland Security Director Rusty Barnes resigned from his position this week. He became director in May 2013. JJ reported a year ago that Penny Corn, Grants Director for Homeland Security, sued the Department of Public Safety for sex discrimination and retaliation in federal court. She alleged that Mr. Barnes committed several acts of discrimination against her. The case settled without prejudice in April.
It appears the state takeover of Jackson's airports may not be a done deal. The Federal Aviation Administration clarified its policy on disputed ownership changes in the June 6 edition of the Federal Register. The FAA made it clear that it prefers to approve such transitions when all parties have agreed to the change. However, such is not the case when the Governor signed SB #2162. The FAA said it will not approve such ownership changes until the dispute is settled. The FAA states in the Federal Register:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The reaction to a news story posted on Facebook yesterday shows all too well how different people can have different reactions to the same thing. JPD stopped a man yesterday on Lakeland Drive. They arrested him after he led them on a foot chase by Bonsai. He tossed drugs as he ran and was apparently caught with some drugs stuffed into his pants as well. He also left a small child behind in the car as he fled from the police. WAPT's Scott Simmons posted his report on his public Facebook page. The comments got rather interesting as some readers criticized the police while others hammered the suspect. Check them out for yourself.
In 1541, Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto's expedition passed through or near here, moving westward through what became known as the Black Prairie in search of gold and silver.
He found the Mississippi River instead. DeSoto crossed the nearby Tombigbee River, which scarcely prepared him for the mighty Mississippi a few weeks later.
It appears Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Deputy Director Mike Perkins resigned shortly after MBN settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with an employee. MBN told JJ in an email yesterday:
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
A Hinds County grand jury indicted Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson on August 3 for illegal possession of two firearms. Governor Haley Barbour pardoned Henderson for several convictions of drug possession and receiving stolen property. However, the indictment states Henderson was convicted of felony theft in Illinois in 1996. The indictment is posted below. The case is assigned to Judge Bill Gowan.
A man indicted for murder was turned loose to commit more crime. A JPD message posted on Twitter last night stated that JPD is looking for Darion Givens as a suspect in an armed robbery that was committed yesterday. Givens was indicted for murder last September. WAPT reported he was given no bond upon his arrest for the murder a year ago. However, court records indicate that Givens fell through the cracks and was free to commit more crime.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Former professional soccer player and Clinton resident Kellen Gulley was arrested for aggravated assault, possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute, and shooting into a dwelling place in Clinton last January. He posted bond but was arrested again in Clinton for possession of illegal drugs, a firearm, and alleged "drug money" on July 29. Prosecutors moved to revoke his bond on the January charges. A revocation hearing is scheduled for August 11 in County Court. However, Gulley attorney Matt Eichelberger fought the attempt to revoke his bond today. Mr. Eichelburger argued in his response today:
Teresa Malone asked for a continuance for her trial scheduled to take place on October 11. The Justice Department indicted Teresa Malone for one count of attempt & conspiracy and a count of bribery of a public official. The motion was expected as she was served with the indictment in July.
It is said that money is the root of all evil. However, it is also true, that all too often it is the root of most lawsuits as well. The War of the Shysters is currently raging in Rankin County, as attorney Chuck McRae brings battle to several plaintiff's attorneys over the settlement of a class action lawsuit. McRae and his clients claim the attorneys pocketed millions of dollars for themselves, while the plaintiffs recovered little. McRae sued Freese & Goss, Dennis Sweet, III, Sheila Bossier, and several John Does in Rankin County Chancery Court in May 2014.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
A leader of New York charter schools is attacked for daring to impose, gasp, discipline in her schools. Schools that actually perform quite well and have a student population that is predominately composed of minorities. Eva Moskowitz writes in the Wall Street Journal:
Saturday, August 6, 2016
It appears the new law that limits the use of interim appointments by Mayors created a volcanic eruption in Bay St. Louis only twelve days after it took effect. The Mayor appointed a friend to the position of building inspector on an interim basis - over six years ago. SB #2587 bars a municipality from paying the salary of an interim appointee after six months. Unfortunately for our building inspector, the bill did not include a grandfather clause. Thus any interim appointments who were serving for at least six months on July 1 suddenly found their pay checks cut off. However, the Mayor and the City Attorney had a few things to say about the new law. Things didn't go the way they planned as the city attorney found himself out of a job. Slabbed.org attended the meeting and reported on the whole fiasco on its blog and Twitter:
Friday, August 5, 2016
Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd denied an attempt by the city of Madison to transfer a lawsuit to Madison County. Robert Pugh was injured during a Madison police chase that began at the Target store in Jackson and ended by Gallatin Street in Jackson. JJ reported last December:
Expand Medicaid! Expand Medicaid! Expand Medicaid! So goes the mantra mindlessly mouthed by many in Mississippi. The lure of Medicaid expansion is easy to understand. Many Mississippians lack access to health care. Many more can't afford to pay for health care. The Affordable Care Act held out a golden branch to the states: expand Medicaid and the federal government would pick up the tab for several years. However, and there is always a however, the golden branch might turn to fool's gold as the states eventually have to pay for 10% of the Medicaid expansion costs. There is now a growing body of data to review on the results of Medicaid expansion. John Daniel Davidson did so in a column published in National Review earlier this year:
WLBT reporter David Kenney laid down some serious wood in his reporting on the Mississippi Department of Education audit of Jackson Public School earlier this week. Kudos to Mr. Kenney for actually reading the report and telling his audience what was actually in it, unlike another reporter at the state newspaper. See for yourself.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Murrah High School Lady Mustangs did the city proud in bringing home a tenth state basketball champeenship this year. However, they need your help as they have not been able to purchase their rings. Mr. Charles Irvin sent out this email to supporters:
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It appears former Hinds County Assistant District Attorney Ivon Johnson was involved in the controversial dismissal of an indictment against a suspected drug dealer in 2014 even though he presented it to the grand jury. Johnson pleaded guilty in federal court last week to accepting bribes in exchange for providing favorable treatment to defendants. JJ reported in November 2014:
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
One wouldn't know it from reading the Clarion-Ledger but the Jackson Public Schools District made a substantial improvement in the third grade "reading-gate" tests this year. JPS students performed very poorly on the tests last year as 28% of the district's third-grades failed the test. The Mississippi Department of Education began testing for third-grade literacy last year after the Legislature passed the mandate as part of Governor Bryant's education reform package.
Should Mississippi College continue to operate a law school? The question was asked in a column posted by attorney Ken Walley on the Mississippi Litigation Review website. It is no understatement to say the law school is facing its share of challenges right now. Mr. Walley wrote:
Northeast Jackson's newest star hoodlum is back in jail. Little Steven Turner celebrated his eighteenth birthday last December by getting out of the Youth Detention Center and going on a small burglary spree. He stayed in jail for a few weeks before he posted bond. However, Turner just couldn't help himself and allegedly began robbing again. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd revoked his bond and sent him back to jail on July 29.
In Mississippi, we knew Brett Favre long before he started an NFL record 321 consecutive games, long before he threw 508 NFL touchdowns, and long before he threw for nearly 72,000 yards.
We knew No. 4 before became a three-time NFL MVP, before he was an 11-time Pro Bowler, before he played through injuries that would have required hospital care for normal humans, and before he was generally recognized as the toughest hombre in sports.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Judge Melvin Priester, Sr. set bond at $100,000 for Robert "Too Sweet" Henderson. Henderson was arrested Friday on two counts of conspiracy to bribe a public official. Henderson was pardoned by Governor Haley Barbour in 2012 for several convictions of cocaine possession and receiving stolen property.
The Clarion-Ledger is fighting the sealing of several files and documents in cases involving Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. One problem in reporting this entire saga is there is another fight going on behind closed doors that involves in varying degrees two Circuit judges, a Special Master, the District Attorney, and several Assistant Attorneys General. They are all public officials and these documents are all public records yet the public is not able to see them nor see what their public officials are doing. The newspaper said enough and filed several motions in court.... which of course were sealed. Anna Wolfe and Molly Bryant reported in the Clarion-Ledger a few days ago:
Monday, August 1, 2016
Y'all Politics & Supertalk Mississippi (WFMN) teamed up create the Top 50 Award. No longer will the beautiful people just tell each other they are beautiful, now you get to nominate them as well. ;-) Y'all Politics announced the contest today:
The city of Durant is apparently trying to get real aggressive in confiscating guns and keeping cash bonds even when the defendant is acquitted. See this July 22 Attorney General opinion. Hmm.... does misdemeanor charge include a traffic ticket or moving violation?
Remember that $36 million help the Mississippi legislature gave earlier this year to Edison Chouest? It appears the company played a similar game in Louisiana using the same tactics: promise jobs, promise investment, or promise the world and watch the politicians fall all over themselves as they rush to dole out the dough. Unfortunately for Louisiana and the working people who pay the bills, this friendly bout of crony capitalism has not worked out too well. Fox 8 (NOLA) reported Friday:
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Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).
Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.
Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".
In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.
In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.
Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.
Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!
This is definitely a Beaver production.
Note: Security provided by INS.
There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.
If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!
This is definitely a Beaver production.
Note: Security provided by INS.